Tech Heads to Frisco to Tangle with Rangers Futures
LUBBOCK, Texas – A few days after opening team practices, Texas Tech baseball will get an early fall test as the Red Raiders travel to Frisco, Texas, for a pair of exhibitions with the Texas Rangers' Futures Camp on Friday and Sunday at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
The first of two contests will take place Friday at 7:15 p.m., with the second game scheduled for a 12 p.m. first pitch on Sunday. Both games are scheduled for 12 innings.
All tickets are $10. Fans can purchase reserved seating in advance by visiting RidersBaseball.com. Parking is $10 in Lots A, B and the parking garage. Concessions will be available.
No live stats or stream is being provided. Follow @TTU_Baseball on Twitter for live updates and visit www.TexasTech.com for full recaps of each contest.
Tech is one of five collegiate programs taking part in the Texas Futures Camp, which is in its first year and runs in conjunction with Texas' Arizona Instructional League program in Surprise, Ariz. The Rangers' squad consists of roughly 40 minor leaguers, including former Red Raider Josh Jung.
The Rangers Futures Campers are coming off a 12-inning duel with TCU that ended in a 3-3 tie Tuesday night in the final baseball game ever at Globe Life Park. They also topped Dallas Baptist, 12-2, and Grayson County, 8-1, last week.
Starting pitchers have not yet been determined. The Rangers went with RHP Jason Bahr, their Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Tuesday against the Frogs.
The Red Raiders, who opened fall practices on Monday, return 22 letterwinners from last year's Big 12 title club, which finished No. 4 in the national rankings after making its deepest run at the College World Series to date.
Tech will hold its annual Red and Black Series throughout November at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Dates and times for the five-game series will be announced in the coming weeks.